As diverse as animal shelters are across our country, there are even greater differences around the world. Culture, climate, and economics can all shape the homeless animal situation.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Some of the more than 100 international interns who attended Animal Care Expo in 2008 discuss how their experience in the States facilitates their efforts to help animals in their home countries.
The director of The HSUS's Animal Sheltering Issues section finds Brazilian animal advocates bursting with energy.
Growing up in Iran, Fatemeh Motamedi saw stray animals abused and taunted in the streets. In 2002, she helped establish VAFA, the country's first animal shelter.
Once ensconced in the high-powered corporate world, Karene Brewis now leads walking tours around the older parts of Swakopmund, Namibia'and devotes four hours a day to feeding and caring for various feral cat colonies in the area.
Spay/neuter clinics across the country marked Spay Day 2008 in an array of different and creative ways.
Policies & Programs
If your animal shelter or humane society is outside the United States and Canada, The HSUS international affiliate can help.